NightForce scope and reticle selection

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by big_bullseye, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. big_bullseye

    big_bullseye Member

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    So I have this new 338 Lapua and I'll admit I am somewhat new to longrange shooting.

    I bought a Savage FCP110 HS in 338 Lapua - I have the gun's little brother, the FCP10 HS in 308 that I regularly shoot out to 800 yards accurately, quite a gun.

    So with this new gun I am looking at the NightForce NXS 5.5-22X56 Zero Stop with high speed tactical turrets. I am considering the velocity 1000 reticle because my range is only 1000 yards and I doubt I will get the opportunity to shoot past 1000 yards with this gun. The 1000 reticle has several choices based on the caliber and load. I have used the velocity reticle calculator on nigh force's web site and I think I am going to be shooting 250GR SMK's which comes up as the C374 reticle.

    I wanted to see if anyone;

    1. - Has any experience with this gun - i.e. does it shoot the 250's or 300's better
    2. - Does anyone have any experience with the velocity 1000 reticles on the nightforce. Is that the best option for what I will be doing (shooting at 1000 yards or less at targets and Coyotes)

    I am just hesitant about pulling the trigger on a $1900 scope without hearing any real world feedback.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. big_bullseye

    big_bullseye Member

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    PS - here is the new gun and its little brother

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  4. Strip Poker 388

    Strip Poker 388 Active Member

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    extra 2cents,the one with the target np2dd covers up alot of the target,my next one will be a np1

    Rob:D